Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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Blank Plate

Parsons The New School for Design

Blank Plate is a experimental workshop that aims to inspire Hunts Point teens, encouraging them to make new connections with their community and transforming th... more ⇒

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Demolition Dictionary

Maryland Institute College of Art

The Demolition Dictionary is an evidence-based visual tool to help communities better understand health precautions around demolitions in their neighb... more ⇒

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Protein Pods and a New Coat of Paint

Kansas City Art Institute

This project looks at factors in the middle school cafeteria in the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. Rosedale has a 51% ch... more ⇒

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the new programme

Kansas City Art Institute

the new programme is a "framework project": a studio focused on facilitating community-based social change through client partnerships and designer-initia... more ⇒

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ECODE project

Academy of Art University

ECODE aims to inform consumers and aid socially responsible shoppers by providing a clear and consistent graphic code for product labels. With the current pro... more ⇒

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